Four new Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA, members were sworn into service by Starke Circuit Court Judge Kim Hall in a special ceremony Tuesday.
Katlyn Foust, Patricia Camp, Rebecca Berg, John Wampler each completed 30 hours of classroom training plus an hour of observing cases. They all passed four separate background checks, including a federal fingerprint search.
These individuals are now able to be the voice for children who come through the Starke County court system. CASA clients are usually children who have been abused or neglected. The CASA volunteers advocate for their client’s best interest in a court hearing.
Another class for interested CASA volunteers will be held in the fall. If you are interested in being a voice for children, call the CASA office at (574) 772-7200 or email Starkecountycasa@yahoo.com.